WHY CANADA?

Top Institutions

The Canadian education system boasts of superlative standards and rigorous quality controls, which ensures that students graduating from their universities are valued by employers across the world. Moreover, a degree, diploma or a certificate awarded by a Canadian institute is globally recognized as being at par with those awarded by Commonwealth nations or the United States. University of Toronto and British Colombia are two of the top rated universities in the world.

One of the Best Places in the World to live

Canada has ranked as one of the top ten places to live in the world since 1994 according to the United Nations (UN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In the UN survey Canada earned particularly high marks for its access to education, high life expectancy (due to universal health care system); and low crime and violence rates. In addition, Canada's largest cities -- Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal -- have been recognized as world class cities in which to live and work, for their cleanliness and safety and for their cultural activities and attractive lifestyles.

Internationally recognized degrees

Students can choose from a large number of career focused certificate, diploma, postgraduate and degree programs. Students keen on doing original and intensive search during their Master's and PhD levels would find the facilities offered by Canadian universities more than substantial. Over 106,000 international students attend Canadian colleges and universities. This means that you can meet people from around the world as well as people from your own country.

Work & Immigrate in Canada after graduation

International students who have graduated from a Canadian university or college have the opportunity to work in Canada for up to one year after they receive their degree or diploma. International students can work on campus without a work permit. Plans are being made to allow international students to work off-campus, too.

A safe, stable country

Canada is considered to be a relatively peaceful, safe and orderly country. Its violent crime rate decreased for ten consecutive years from 1993 to 2003. Unlike its US neighbours to the south, firearms are strictly controlled and generally are not permitted.

International students who come to Canada should follow the same common sense safety precautions as they would anywhere in the world. Students can contact any Canadian Education Centre to learn more about personal safety, or attend a safety orientation session at their school upon their arrival in Canada.

Excellent health care

Compared to other countries, medical insurance is inexpensive in Canada yet the services that Canadian hospitals provide are among some of the most advanced and accessible in the world.

Learn or improve another language

For over a century, Canada's two official languages (English and French) have been taught as second languages which is why we are world leaders in language training. International students often choose to take language courses before beginning a regular academic program.

A multicultural country

Almost all ethnic groups are represented in Canada and there are millions of Indians happily living there for generations. Canadians are very cosmopolitan and inclusive in their attitude and are generally regarded as being more polite, gracious and welcoming towards the Asian community. Students come to Canada from all over the world , so graduates build work contracts and friendships across the globe as well as with Canadians.

Nature and four distinct seasons

While Canada has big cities, we also preserve a huge amount of unsettled land and a thriving national and provincial parks system. The temperature varies a great deal in Canada. Certain cities almost never have snow in the winter while other cities may get a lot. There's something for everyone, including indoor and outdoor recreational activities at no or low cost. Our four distinct seasons offer variety and their own special pleasures.

A Bilingual Nation

Canada is a bilingual country with two official languages, English and French. The vast majority (75 per cent) of Canada's French-speaking inhabitants live in the province of Québec, which is located in the eastern part of the country but there are French-speaking communities throughout the country.

According to a 2001 census, French is the mother tongue of 81 per cent of Québec's population and is spoken at home by 83 per cent of Québecers.

Internationally, it is estimated that over 1 billion people speak English and over 250 million speak French. As a bilingual nation, Canada offers superior English as a Second Language (ESL) and French as a Second Language (FSL) programs for students wishing to learn either or both languages.

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